Road ecology: shifting gears toward evolutionary perspectives
Apr06

Road ecology: shifting gears toward evolutionary perspectives

Steven Brady is an evolutionary ecologist with the Department of Water and Land Resources at King County in Seattle, Wa. He and colleague Jonathan Richardson, an assistant professor at Providence College, share this Frontiers Focus on the ways in which species adapt to the pervasive presence of roads—and how those adaptations are not always beneficial for survival in the wider environment, in the March 2017 issue of ESA Frontiers....

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Safe operating space for wetlands in a changing climate
Apr05

Safe operating space for wetlands in a changing climate

Edwin Peeters, associate professor at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and Edward Morris, postdoctoral scientist at the University of Cádiz, Spain share this Frontiers Focus on managing local threats to wetlands so that we may continue to enjoy their benefits as the climate changes, in the March 2017 issue of ESA Frontiers. Wetlands are exciting places to spend our free time, exploring the rich animal and plant life. But...

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Ground truths about poaching in Marine Protected Areas
Mar13

Ground truths about poaching in Marine Protected Areas

Ensuring the protection of our oceans means we must stem the tide of poaching in Marine Protected Areas. However, doing so requires understanding how much poaching is going on and the reasons why people do it.

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Coastal wetlands help fight climate change
Feb01

Coastal wetlands help fight climate change

Ariana Sutton-Grier, an ecosystem ecologist at the University of Maryland, helps lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal Blue Carbon Team. She shares this Frontiers Focus on the long-term carbon storage capacity of coastal wetlands. Recent scientific advances have demonstrated that coastal wetlands — mangrove forests, tidal marshes, and seagrass meadows — pull carbon out of our atmosphere and store it for...

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Citizen scientists’ data can be just as good as the professionals’
Dec23

Citizen scientists’ data can be just as good as the professionals’

Margaret Kosmala, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, shares this Frontiers Focus on assessing data quality in citizen science. Have you ever wanted to do scientific research, even though you have never trained as a scientist? Citizen science gives people with no science background the chance to get involved in collecting or classifying data to create...

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